BOSTON Teams

Red Sox breeze past Mariners thanks to homers (0:52)
Bradley Jr. golfs one out to center (0:28)
Devers demolishes a pitch for 3-run homer (0:24)
Gordon shines in M's win (0:55)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners signed Wade LeBlanc late in spring training only after he was released by the Yankees and after David Phelps blew out his elbow. He's been terrific since moved into the rotation — more injures opened up that opportunity — and he's retired the last 17 in a row against the Red Sox as the M's hold a 1-0 lead in the sixth.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Something worth noting when thinking about any (long-shot) Kawhi Leonard trade to NYK: Kyrie Irving had the Knicks on his list of trade destinations last summer. It's impossible, of course, to talk with any certainty about potential landing spots for Irving more than 12 months away from his free agency. Plenty can change between now and next July. But people around the league expect New York to remain a desired destination for Irving if he hits free agency next summer. And if Irving is interested in New York, you can be sure that the Knicks will be interested in Irving next summer, when they project to have significant cap space. But it's hard to see a scenario where New York can trade for Leonard, have enough money to sign Irving as a free agent and keep Kristaps Porzingis. Also, it's logical to assume that any deal that lands Leonard in New York would have to include the Knicks sending Porzingis to San Antonio.

Bogaerts slams 3-run shot off Paxton (0:19)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the draft picks the Boston Celtics have at their disposal in potential trades for a star like Kawhi Leonard.

Kellerman questions Brady's motive for supporting teammates' protest (1:24)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots and long snapper Joe Cardona have reached agreement on a four-year extension, per a source. Cardona was entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had free-agent QB Christian Hackenberg in for a visit on Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The Patriots have Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer and Danny Etling on the depth chart, and usually take three quarterbacks to training camp. But they always keep their emergency lists updated.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are closing on a two-year contract extension with Pro Bowl FB James Develin, a source confirms. Develin had signed a two-year deal with the Patriots last offseason. Jeff Howe of The Athletic first reported that the sides were close to an extension.